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by Dave Grason
Wed Mar 23, 2005 4:23 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Looking for a few Ken Hankinson plans to buy
Replies: 10
Views: 8422

His website has shown a series of nice barrelback designs that I've had on my future wish list. I'd be willing to buy those plans soon if it meant the difference of missing out on them later. Of course, I may never get to build them but if I can't find that plans at all, the decision would be made f...
by Dave Grason
Sun Mar 20, 2005 8:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: My latest boat
Replies: 12
Views: 6551

DavidMcA wrote:(please don't ask me how I know this!!!!!!!!)
I somehow sense that I don't need to ask. :P

Graham, the sailboat is beautiful. That sure looks like an excellent way to satisfy the boatbuilding instincts when other responsibilities are crowding in all at the same time.
by Dave Grason
Fri Mar 11, 2005 3:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: A strange coincidence!
Replies: 12
Views: 6280

New Rule

All you single guys have to add pics of your dates to your online photo albums. That way the rest of us can save you so much heartache. I mean if she meets the approval of everyone here, she's a winner, right?!
by Dave Grason
Thu Mar 10, 2005 5:42 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Straight Talk About Mahoganies
Replies: 8
Views: 6384

Straight Talk About Mahoganies

When it comes to wood varieties, I do NOT consider myself to be the "End All" expert by any means, but I have learned over some time and you may or may not know this. You may be surprised to learn that: True mahoganies are of the family Meliaceae and include the Honduran (Swietenia sp) and African m...
by Dave Grason
Thu Mar 10, 2005 8:27 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Okoume
Replies: 8
Views: 4729

It's a superb wood for marine use - very light and very strong. However, I personally do NOT like the look. It's not particularly pretty IMHO. Also, the scarf joint will show no matter what you do. On my Zip, it's being used from the sheer to the keel where the boat will be painted. Above the sheer ...
by Dave Grason
Thu Mar 03, 2005 11:22 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Encapsulating/Sealing Frames/Inteior
Replies: 4
Views: 4727

Robert, I have a question about the CPES. If you've tried a test on new wood, do you still have that piece? If so, I wonder would you be willing to give it yet another coat of CPES? The reason that I ask is that the people that make the stuff claim that the more coats you put on, the better the pene...
by Dave Grason
Fri Feb 25, 2005 8:53 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: New to boat building.....need a little encouragment
Replies: 19
Views: 12474

WOW! A 30 footer for the very first build. You're a very brave person. But good for you! I hope this comes out really well for you.

So get a Yahoo photo album and start posting those pictures. We all get inspiration from seeing these things. ....and welcome to the forum.
by Dave Grason
Fri Feb 25, 2005 5:10 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How to get a dust-free varnish finish?
Replies: 10
Views: 7781

kens wrote: I really liked the two-part polyurethanes (isocyanates activated)
Is Imron an example of that type of finish or is it something else?
by Dave Grason
Thu Feb 24, 2005 11:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How to get a dust-free varnish finish?
Replies: 10
Views: 7781

Thanx Kens. I'm glad you told me that because this is all stuff I didn't know. You may have just saved me a considerable amount of heartache and discouragement. I will say this, I've had some experience wet sanding automotive urethanes that were shot with a hardener. I got good results each time. It...
by Dave Grason
Thu Feb 24, 2005 5:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How to get a dust-free varnish finish?
Replies: 10
Views: 7781

Kens, by solvent, are you referring to something that you would use to clean up your spray equipment such as lacquer thinner? ...or something along the lines of DuPont's PrepSol? I was thinking that I would use PreSol, right before tacking, to clean away silicons or waxes or anything else that would...
by Dave Grason
Thu Feb 24, 2005 5:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: A strange coincidence!
Replies: 12
Views: 6280

DavidMcA wrote:.....its a kind of a touristy thing where they show you where the titanic was built etc etc......
I think that would actually be very cool. I'd like to see where the Titanic was built.
by Dave Grason
Thu Feb 24, 2005 4:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How do we limit spam posts?
Replies: 14
Views: 8724

I'm glad that we now have to log in. The last thing we really want is to discourage folks from visiting the forum but when internet trolls surf in and take advantage of a posting situation it's just time to change. Now when and if someone posts unwanted spam, we can not only clean up the unwanted st...
by Dave Grason
Fri Feb 18, 2005 6:55 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How do we limit spam posts?
Replies: 14
Views: 8724

We should probably have more than one moderator - kinda make it a team effort. I'll throw my hat into the ring. I've been a member of a couple of other forums for many years. They deal with lawn and landscape issues. The nature of that business tends to attract a LOT of total morons in among the guy...
by Dave Grason
Thu Feb 17, 2005 4:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How do we limit spam posts?
Replies: 14
Views: 8724

I say make it so everyone has to be signed up to make a post. No more guest or anonymous posting. Enough is enough..... Yes, I AGREE 100%!! Also, we need to be able to report violations of the membership agreement to any moderators. But then, come to think of it, we don't actually have any moderato...
by Dave Grason
Wed Feb 16, 2005 10:05 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: New to boat building.....need a little encouragment
Replies: 19
Views: 12474

.....but nothing compares to the rewards of building your own boat. Yes I agree! Also, there is something about building a boat that causes a LOT of experienced woodworkers to stop cold in their tracks. I don't know what it is... but these guys just seem to get a brain cramp when I start talking ab...

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